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Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FINANCE MINISTER Audley Shaw should will today tell Parliament that Jamaica has come within striking distance of the first International Monetary Fund (IMF) performance target...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education will today unveil proposals that will result in significant changes to the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). The findings and recommendations of the GSAT Review Committee will also be presented at a public consultation...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: In the era when Montego Bay was emerging as Jamaica's tourism capital, it was dubbed the friendly city in tourism brochures because of the "warmth and friendliness of its people," coupled with its many inviting...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Health care at 11 public hospitals across five parishes was disrupted yesterday after scores of registered nurses called in sick, the second time in a month. At the Kingston Public Hospital, for example, more than 15 patients lined up outside the Renal...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guy's Hill High School continues to strive for excellence, hauling home medals from various competitions and chalking up passes in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The headline of the lead story yesterday, 'Dudus will not hurt ties', was not a quote from our interview with United States chargé d'affaires to Jamaica, Isiah Parnell.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three years ago, the community of Torrington Park, situated in the Kingston Western Police Division, was in the midst of what many Jamaicans understand as a 'war'....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness has told teachers that Government was committed to paying them outstanding amounts agreed to, but could not say how much or when they would get paid.Addressing the opening...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At least one group of Jamaicans is not allowing the worsening economic crisis to quell their desire to help others. The Guy's Hill Police Youth Club in St Catherine continues to work diligently to make a difference through community action....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A wave of United Kingdom visa restrictions now looms for several Caribbean nations. The possibility of these restrictions comes at the same time as current immigration rules make it tougher for Caribbean and other Commonwealth nationals to work or seek residence...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Financial Secretary Dr Wesley Hughes has contradicted a statement from junior finance minister Arthur Williams that Jamaica has passed its first International Monetary Fund (IMF) test. Hughes, writing in this newspaper...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington is expected to get a preliminary report today on the fatal shooting of Everton Parchment last Saturday night. The 32-year-old Parchment, of an Arnett Gardens, Kingston 12, address, was killed along Spanish...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TRANSPORT AND WORKS Minister Mike Henry has mandated director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Rear Admiral Peter Brady, to lead a probe into the boat incident that resulted in two deaths and injury to more than 20 other people near...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Media Association Jamaica (MAJ) is in the dark about a proposal being considered by the Government to allow Chinese entities to start operating a radio and television station locally.Almost one week after Information Minister Daryl Vaz made...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE DECISION by parliamentarians to retain the death penalty is strangling the Charter of Rights, which continues to languish on the parliamentary agenda. The Government had earmarked February 24 for the passage...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The troubles facing popular dancehall star Bounty Killer are mounting. Less than one week after the United States Embassy in St Andrew indicated that he was among five Jamaican entertainers to have their visas revoked...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Isiah Parnell, the United States chargé d'affaires to Jamaica, is expressing confidence that the ties that bind Kingston and Washington will remain strong despite the current impasse over the request for the extradition of west Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Passengers on two flights experienced a slight delay while other persons at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) were evacuated after a fire scare yesterday afternoon."About 1:44, the fire alarm went off and the emergency team responded...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Different accounts are emerging about what took place on the ill-fated boat ride that left two people dead on the weekend. While the captain of the boat is claiming that it...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:THE ST James police confirmed yesterday that it has identified and located three of the 32 residents whose names appeared on a hit list taken off the body of a wanted man on Good Friday....

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP): A Dubai appeals court on Sunday upheld a one-month prison sentence for a British couple convicted of kissing in a restaurant. The pair landed in court after an Emirati woman complained about the public kiss...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE UNITED States Agency for International Development (USAID) has made a donation of US$2,000 (J$180,000) to the Rotary Race to Literacy Drive in order to buy locally produced books."The book drive is an excellent example of what public-private...

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC): Antigua's Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack has signed the order revoking the knighthood of alleged fraudster R. Allen Stanford....

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Churchgoers attending Easter Sunday Mass at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday reaffirmed their faith in Catholicism despite the latest round of child sex abuse that has jolted church officials worldwide....

Published:Monday | April 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): A STRONG earthquake south of the United States-Mexico border yesterday swayed high-rises in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego and was felt across Southern California and Arizona...

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